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Costa Brava, Lebanon

Synopsis: In Costa Brava, Lebanon, the free-spirited Badri family escapes the overwhelming pollution and social unrest of Beirut by seeking refuge in a utopic mountain home they built for themselves. Unexpectedly, an illegal garbage landfill begins construction right next door. With it, comes the very trash and corruption they were trying to escape. As the landfill rises, so do family tensions. The Badris are left with a choice: stay off the grid or leave their idyllic home and face the reality they fled, hoping to stay true to their ideals.

Directors’ Biography:

Mounia Akl is an award-winning Lebanese filmmaker. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Architecture and a master’s degree in Directing, her short film, Submarine (2016), was in the Official Selection of the 69th Cannes Film Festival, SXSW, TIFF and Dubai Film Festival where it won the Muhr Jury Prize. In 2017, Akl took part in the Lebanon Factory and co-directed a short film El Gran Libano, which opened Cannes Directors’ Fortnight and screened at BFI London among others. Costa Brava, Lebanon is her first feature-length film.